Russia Evacuates Embassy in Libya

Gunmen attacked yesterday, angry over alleged killing by a Russian citizen


All staff and family members have been evacuated from the Russian embassy in Libya after gunmen attacked the compound in the capital, Tripoli.

The foreign ministry in Moscow announced that the evacuees had arrived in neighbouring Tunisia, from where they planned to fly back to Russia.

It suggested the incident was a revenge attack after the alleged killing of a Libyan by a Russian citizen.

Two Libyans were reportedly also killed during the assault on the embassy.